Bilbao-New York-Bilbao
Original title: Bilbao-New York-Bilbao

Bilbao-New York-Bilbao

Original title: Bilbao-New York-Bilbao

When Liborio Uribe found out that he was going to die, he wanted to see a painting by Aurelio Arteta one last time. He spent his entire life on the high seas and, like his son José, living unforgettable adventures that would later fade into obscurity. Years later, faced with the same painting, his grandson Kirmen, a writer and poet, uses these family stories to write a novel. Bilbao-New York-Bilbao takes place during a flight, telling the tale of three generations of the same family. Through letters, diaries, emails, poems and dictionaries, it creates a mosaic of memories and stories that combine to form a homage to a world that has almost disappeared as well as a hymn to the continuity of life.

Highlights Bilbao-New York-Bilbao


Premio Nacional de Narrativa 2009 (National Fiction Prize), Premio Nacional de la Crítica 2008 (National Critics Prize).


Bilbao-New York-Bilbao has been selected by Foyles ( as one of the best books of 2014.

A literary phenomenon that has completely revolutionized the Spanish publishing scene.

“Uribe is an author with numerous preoccupations, politically committed, with a global, humanist conscience and a direct and different voice.” PEN AMERICAN CENTER

Qué leer magazine calls Bilbao-New York-Bilbao one of the year’s five best books.

Rights sold

Gallimard (France), Planeta Manuscrito (Portugal), Hakusui-Sha (Japan), Poetry Wales Press (English rights), Geopoetika (Serbia), Gernika (Russia), Enthusiast (Bulgaria), Cankarjeva založba (Slovenia), Ilia State University (Georgia), Toena (Albania), Edicions 62 (Catalan), Xerais (Galician).

International editions

Technical data

Publishing date: | 214 pages | ISBN: 978-84-322-5092-7 | Imprint: Booket

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